Note in Las Vegas suspect's room had calculations to maximize aim

09 October, 2017, 00:50 | Author: Inez Murphy
  • Las Vegas gunman had booked a hotel near Lollapalooza

Yesterday, FBI agents announced plans to put up billboards throughout Las Vegas to ask people with credible information to call with tips. "We will not stop until we have the truth".

Sounding frustrated at an afternoon briefing, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Undersheriff Kevin McMahill told reporters investigators have found nothing in Paddock's personal life, political beliefs or financial situation to identify a motive behind the attack.

Stephen Paddock, who killed 59 people and injured hundreds more in last week's shooting spree in Las Vegas, had carefully calculated the trajectory and the drop of the bullets he fired at the crowd of more than 20,000 people attending a country music festival, police officers who were the first to enter his hotel room told media.

The region, where Isis and other jihadi groups have a presence in some areas, may be of interest to security services because of speculation Paddock became radicalised.

Paddock's brother said the gunman made at least $2 million when the two sold their real estate business a few years ago. "If they don't leave us a note behind or a manifesto behind, and we're not seeing that, that's what's making this longer".

Police, according to multiple law enforcement officials, still have found no definitive evidence to prove Paddock had an accomplice, and have not nailed down a definitive motive.

In a possible sign he was contemplating massacres at other sites, he also booked rooms overlooking the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago in August and the Life Is Beautiful show near the Vegas Strip in late September, according to authorities reconstructing his movements leading up to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Paddock also bought 1,000 rounds of.308-calibre and.223-caliber tracer ammunition from a private buyer he met at a Phoenix gun show, a law enforcement official said. But they can also give away the shooter's position.

McMahill confirmed at the press briefing which live showed online that there was no other shooter in Paddock's hotel room, and there's no evidence so far anyone else used his room key or anyone else was with him at the resort in the days before the shooting.

She has been labelled a "person of interest", but is not in custody and is cooperating with authorities.

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